Students raise £7,400 for charity - with more to come

Ripon Grammar School's Charity Week fundraising total has hit £7,400, with money from future events still to come. ANNABELLE PATERSON and RAFAELLA SHIERS photographed the fun events throughout the week, when RGS teachers and support staff proved just what good sports they are - all in aid of a good cause

SIXTH FORMERS at Ripon Grammar School held a series of fun events throughout Charity Week to raise money for the marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage, whose number one priority is tackling plastic pollution.

And it wasn't just students who got into the swing of it all. Staff proved just what good sports they are, as they performed their hilarious Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime and threw themselves into a series of other entertaining shows, featuring everything from Horrible Histories to lip synch performances. 

The popular Eat, Sleep, Teach, Repeat staff rock band went down a storm with their jamming, alongside renditions of Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer and the White Stripes' Seven Nation Army.

As if that weren't enough, staff also joined in the Strictly Come Dancing competition and kindly agreed to be splattered with cream pies - all in the name of charity.

Students also took part in sponsored pyjama swims, inflatable bungee runs, dance performances and giant sumo wrestling as well as organising film nights, fairground games and cake stalls.

In keeping with the fundraising theme, students were encouraged to reduce waste and go plastic-free for the week.

Events still to come include an anti-fast fashion recycled clothing sale in school on Friday, November 29.